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. >>> the financial toll from hurricane sandy could be more than double the estimates we heard before it hit. new estimates today indicate the total cost could reach $50 billion. $30 billion in economic loes, and up to $20 billion in the cost for insurance companies. this estimate went up because of damage to new york subway system and the blocked roads that are keeping help out of so many communities. for the first time since sandy shut them down, all three of new york's major airports are up and running. you can see the flooding mess at laguardia just a couple of days ago. that airport now open with a limited schedule. both jfk and newark which had already opened on a limited basis, are expected to be in full operation by tomorrow. overall, flight cancellations as a result of sandy are now near 21,000. getting around new york is still a huge challenge. this was the scene in brooklyn today. thousands in line waiting to get on a city bus for a ride into manhattan. that line was four people deep. it literally wrapped around the block and most of them would normally be taking the subway into manhat
of victims of hurricane sandy will literally be getting a warm feeling, thanks to the generosity of northern virginia donors. the leesburg community are collecting blankets now to send up to folks who lost power and everything in last week's storm. they called their effort "operation keep them warm." it all began with calls for help from a minister and the manager. >> every time we had a community need, we have always stepped up very quickly to meet that community need and i think this is a great example of us doing that. and the community and the employees just really understanding what everybody in new york and new jersey is going through and really wanting to help and this is an easy way to do that. >> fedex is picking up the cost of shipping the blankets. donations are accepted at a noble loudon hospital until tuesday. >>> well, the annual holiday returns to national harbor. this year it has a new theme, our photo journalist chester got a preview of this winter wonderland. >> reporter: today we're at ice featuring sclek the hauls which is our winter attraction. it's open friday november
of jersey, including along the coast. areas that are hard hit by sandy are seeing snow. that is not good news for them. a live shot towards trenton, new jersey. this is a little bit earlier this afternoon. as the snow was falling, the snow continues to fall there right now. we'll continue to see that snow piling up in that region. they could see two to four, maybe five inches of snow before it's all said and done for them. unfortunately that could mean more power outages. for us, 45 degrees, winds out of the north at 16 miles per hour. cloudy skies with rain moving in. temperatures are on the cold side. look at these windchills, sitting at 35 in gaithersburg, 38 at the airport and 37 in manassas. once again, this will not be a big event for us. i'll come back and tell you what the big event will be, though, in just a minute. >>> a live look at reagan national airport where a number of flights heading north have been canceled already. united airlines suspended most of its service this afternoon. american airlines joined in. canceling flights to philadelphia. most airlines are warning pass
for the victims of sandy. jon bon jovi joins billy joel, bruce springsteen, sting, christina aguilera for hurricane sandy coming together. proceeds go to the red cross to help the storm victims. and you can see that performance live here on nbc 4. it's tonight at 8:00. >>> all right. another potential whammy for folks to the northeast next week. another storm. chief meteorologist doug cammer has more on this chilly weather. >> we were talking about this pattern the last couple of days. the pattern is set for a potential east coast storm and it does look like it's going to make its way up the east coast the next couple days. we've got this trough and the jet stream. that's why we've got the cloud cover. that's why it stayed on the cool side. but as we move through next week into early next week, around wednesday and thursday, it's going to dip even farther down to the south, bringing in more cool air behind it. if not cold air. that east coast storm is going to set up rather rainy, rather windy, and maybe something else to come along with it along the east coast from washington, d.c. r
. that should tell you something. during sandy, we were here the entire time. this storm is not going to be anything like that in our area at all. yes, i think we'll see some wins. yes, i think we'll see maybe a little rain and snow. this is not going to have a big impact on our area. it is going to take shape. not much of an impact on our weather. we're just on the cold side. 45 degrees. winds out of the east at nine miles per hour. temperatures around the rest of the region into the 30s already. in winchester, 39 degrees. 49 in gaithersburg. 43 in manassas. it is a very cold night. this storm will affect us at least a little bit in parts of the area. i'll show you who gets what and when coming up in my full forecast. >> all right. >>> a candidate for d.c.'s advisory neighborhood commission was arrested today in southwest washington. >> grace daughtridge is accused of attacking a man who she thought was tampering with her signs. pat collins is live in southwest with more on this election day scuffle. >> reporter: precinct 127. more than 100 votes cast so far and one assaultee. the su
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to the hospital with serious burns. >>> nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy, more than 70,000 long island power authority customers are still in the dark and in the cold. protesters gathered at the utility headquarters this weekend. the power authority which also heard a lot of criticism during tropical storm irene last year blames factors outside its control. meanwhile, new jersey residents should get a bit of a relief at the pumps. gas rationing orders across the state will be lifted tomorrow morning. >>> the head of montgomery county school system says he wants to see changes in the way things work in the classroom. dr. joshua starr gave his first state of the school's address at the stratmore in bethesda this morning. he said the school system is doing well but needs to get away from programs that place too much emphasis on standardized tests. he also said he wants students to be challenged more than they have before. >> i want our students to read a lot. read well. and i want them to love to read. i want our students to complete algebra i by eighth grade and take four years of rigoro
for parts of the northeast. still trying to recover from hurricane sandy. officials are watching a coastal storm that could hit on wednesday. and that could create problems for more than 1 million people, still without power tonight. government leaders are trying to figure out accommodations for the tens of thousands whose homes could be uninhabitable for weeks, or even months to come. help is also being focused on election day in the area. generators have been brought in now to provide power to polling places. officials are scrambling to provide other voting options. >>> we're following developments on a deadly crash in prince george's county. police say two people are dead after this collision that involved two tractor-trailer trucks and a car. chopper 4 over the scene in upper marlboro about 3:00 this afternoon, this is in the 13600 block of central avenue. we're told two people inside the car were killed. that stretch of central avenue between route 193 and six flags is closed. >>> tonight we're learning new disturbing details about two violent attacks in d.c., including a rape in a ho
for recovery efforts after hurricane sandy. >>> a fast forward through the headlines now. anne arundel police hoping the surveillance photos lead them to the arrest of a man who shot a manager at walmart this morning. it happened during a robbery at the 24-hour store in laurel. the manager expected to be okay. the store reopened later this morning. >>> president obama tonight says he's withholding judgment on the timing of when he learned about the scandal involving cia director david petraeus. in a news conference today, he said he's confident in the fbi, which is conducting the investigation. the president also said there's no evidence classified information disclosed could pose a threat to national security. >>> 15 elementary school kids had minor bumps and bruises after a school bus crash in upper moral marlboro. >>> the weather is cold across the entire mid-atlantic, across the entire northeast and the great lakes, too. take a look at the numbers. 45 right now in washington, d.c. but look back to the west. 37 in pittsburgh, the high in pittsburgh today only 38 degrees. that is well below
from superstorm sandy. >>> just other four inches of snow fell in central park while seven fell in queens. 50,000 people lost power in this storm, raising the total number of outages in new york city to about 200,000. utility companies hope to have power restored by saturday. the area's three major airports are slowly getting back to normal after canceling hundreds of flights. >> here in our area the wind has picked up. we escaped that snow as doug predicted. what is in store for tonight and tomorrow. doug joins us now to let us know. >> for the first time in a while, we've hit the mid-50s. at least for high temperatures. but the wind is definitely kicking up as you mentioned. current temperature 52. the dew point right now, 12. the humidity is way down there, very dry atmosphere. look at those winds gusting to 30 miles an hour across the area right now. no rain across our region, but we're going to see clear skies tonight. the storm left our area early this morning after reporting a little bit of light rain and snow at the airport last night. no accumulation as we were talking
on the victims of superstorm sandy up in new york city. he got his first up-close look at the damage there and promised to work with local governments to come up with a game plan for recovery. some residents said they wished the president had come sooner to bring attention to their struggles. nearly 3,000 people are still without power in the city tonight, prompting a state investigation and a lawsuit against utility companies. >>> cloudy skies outside today. and a little chilly. but it looks kind of calm out there, doug, what do you think? >> it's not a bad afternoon if this was mid-december. this is exactly what we would be expecting. but this is mid-november and we're well below average. temperatures once again today close to ten degrees below average for a high. right now, sitting at 48 degrees. winds out of the northeast at 9 miles per hour. look at numbers, winchester already at 39 degrees. 46 in manassas. the warm spot is 50, and that right now is down toward fredericksburg. the reason we stayed cool today was the cloud cover. we had the clouds continuing to stream in from a s
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